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Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  sfg4uKim on 4/27/2011, 5:24 pm

Here are the raised beds my son & a group from T. Rowe Price helped me install at The Samaritan Women.

To the left is a 4x4 on legs, behind me is a 3-tier step-up bed and in front of me is a pyramid bed which was donated by the Foundation.


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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  FarmerValerie on 4/27/2011, 5:50 pm

AWESOME!!!

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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  Furbalsmom on 4/27/2011, 9:46 pm

Great job, Kim.

I know this is something you have been working toward for several months.

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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  Ha-v-v on 4/28/2011, 8:29 am

Beautifully done!! It keeps us all encouraged. I would like to help a womens shelter here in the next town. We will see, its a future goal at this point. The shelter isnt done yet.
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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  sfg4uKim on 4/28/2011, 8:32 am

Yep Furbs Smile it HAS been months in the making. Needed them to level the ground and spread mulch. Then I started my business & had a lot of hospitalizations in my family (4 members in hospital in FL, TX & MD).

I started to feel guilty Embarassed that I was holding up their planting, but when I arrived there earlier this week, I found that they had THEIR raised beds built & filled (with their own soil & compost) but NOT planted. PHEW! Rolling Eyes (all that guilt & worry for nothing LOL)





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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/28/2011, 8:36 am

Ha-v-v, this one isn't finished either. BUT the farm helps them earn money to renovate so they can open "sooner". They sell at farmers markets, sell hanging flower pots & veggies there at the site and give the rest to shelters & families in need in the neighborhood.

LOL I asked the director when she "thinks" the work will be done and she replied, "I'm not sure, but HOPEFULLY before I die!"

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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  Ha-v-v on 4/28/2011, 9:01 am

ksroman wrote:Ha-v-v, this one isn't finished either. BUT the farm helps them earn money to renovate so they can open "sooner". They sell at farmers markets, sell hanging flower pots & veggies there at the site and give the rest to shelters & families in need in the neighborhood.

LOL I asked the director when she "thinks" the work will be done and she replied, "I'm not sure, but HOPEFULLY before I die!"

hopefully before I die!!
The shelter here is coming along. It is connected to a thrift store I frequent (the best place to find glass things). They help women to move along in life. They have classes to help them find jobs etc. The shelter itself is almost done. When the construction is done I will ask again if they want a garden.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/28/2011, 9:15 am

WONDERFUL!

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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  sfg4uKim on 5/7/2011, 8:31 pm

It's a small world.

Last week when I went to the class at the library. The woman teaching the class mentioned that she uses the SPIN method (Small Plot INdividualistic http://www.spingardening.com/) I said I thought this might be great for The Samaritan Women (since they don't feel they can do all their growing via raised beds (whatever LOL). Audra, the teacher, said she had volunteered there too!

Today I held a class at my house. There were only 2 women, but one of them mentioned living in Catonsville. I mentioned installing 3 raised beds at just down the road from her. She said, "It wouldn't happen to be The Samaritan Women would it?" She is a nurse and has been helping them with some safety plans and emergency & first aid kits!

Now think about it. There are over 2.5 million people in this area, and more than one place to volunteer and I've run into TWO people who have not just HEARD about the place but have actively VOLUNTEERED at it in the last 10 days.

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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  Ha-v-v on 5/7/2011, 8:32 pm

I think that is great!! It's a small world after all Smile Being a part of the community is amazing.
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TSW Update - May 31st

Post  sfg4uKim on 5/31/2011, 7:29 pm

Here are picture I took today. I ran up to The Samaritan Women to make sure the Mel's Mix is retaining moisture as it is in the 90s again today. It's doing GREAT, still moist, but I watered anyway since I only get up there once a week.

Here's an overview of the 3 beds:


A closeup of the Pyramid Bed donated by the Foundation:


The bed on legs - going like GANGBUSTERS!:


Here are the first Tigger Melons:


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Re: Raised beds for The Samaritan Women

Post  nancy on 5/31/2011, 7:57 pm

Kudos! It looks wonderful!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/31/2011, 8:39 pm

Wonderful job Kim!

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Post  martha on 5/31/2011, 9:05 pm

How awesome!

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6/7/2011 Update

Post  sfg4uKim on 6/7/2011, 3:37 pm

Picked 2 zucchini today:



The Pyramid Bed before:



The Pyramid Bed today (6/7/2011)



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